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Celebrating Myself

Posted: March 2, 2012
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March 8th is International Women’s Day and how can we at Women’s Web not host a contest for our lovely readers?

Presenting here, the ‘Celebrating Myself’ contest in association with Zivame, India’s premium online lingerie store!

Every year on Women’s Day, we celebrate inspiring women, we celebrate the achievements of our near and dear ones and while that is great, how often do we celebrate ourselves? It is indeed time to be less humble.

Tell us what about you is worthy of a celebration. Our theme this year, ‘Celebrating Myself,’ is about looking for the good in each of us and feeling GREAT about it!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Write a post on your own blog or website on the theme, ‘Celebrating Myself’. Make sure you include the contest logo (code, below) in your entry and include a link to this contest announcement article. (Copy it into the html section on your blog editor).

<a href="http://www.zivame.com/?utm_source=blog_contest&utm_medium=blog_contest&utm_content=blog_contest&utm_campaign=blog_contest" target="_blank" alt="Celebrating Myself" width="350px"><img src="http://www.womensweb.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/celebratingmyself.jpg"></a>

2. Drop in a comment here with a link to your post – just to make sure we don’t miss your entry.

3. If you don’t have a blog, but would still like to participate – write a note on Facebook – and make sure you tag us (@womensweb) – so that we can track your entry. (Don’t know how to write a note? Here’s help).

DATES

Contest open from 2nd to 15th March 2012 (9 p.m. IST)

THE PRIZES

Thanks to our generous sponsors Zivame, there are wonderful prizes for those of you joining in the celebration!

– The 1st prize for the best-written entry is Rs.2500 worth of free shopping at Zivame.

– We have 2nd prizes for five more excellent entries, and these get a Rs.500 shopping voucher to shop at Zivame. (All the above 6 entries also get a Women’s Web coffee mug).

– What if you don’t win? Never fear – Zivame is giving away a Rs.250 shopping voucher to every single participant!

ABOUT OUR JUDGES

We are so grateful to our two judges, who will be taking time out to judge the entries. Welcome:

Annie Zaidi: Annie Zaidi is the author of  Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales, and the co-author of The Bad Boy’s Guide to the Good Indian Girl. She writes poetry, fiction, essays and scripts.

Gita Aravamudan: Gita Aravamudan is a journalist and the author of Unbound: Indian women at work  as well as Disappearing Daughters: The Tragedy of Female Foeticide and a novel, Healing.

MORE ABOUT ZIVAME

Zivame, an online lingerie store featuring hundreds of unique selections for the Indian woman, officially opened its doors online in August 2011. Zivame offers hand-picked lingerie from the most sought after brands like Amante, Bw!tch, Hollywood Fashion Secrets and many others. Enamor, Jockey, Hanes, Lovable and Triumph have partnered with Zivame to offer their lingerie selections online for the first time.

The name Ziva means Radiance in Hebrew; Zivame strives to bring out the radiance in every woman.

RULES

1. You can participate from anywhere in the world but a maximum of 1 entry per person. Coffee mugs can only be sent to a valid address in India.

2. Blog posts that don’t link to this page + use the contest code, and Facebook Notes that don’t tag us will not be eligible for prizes

3. Entries that do not respect the spirit of the competition and are the result of any activities such as spurious/multiple blogs for claiming prizes will be rejected. Judges’ decision on the winners is final.

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216 Comments


  1. http://sometimesinmymind.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html
    here’s my entry – rather something from my heart, thanks for this great subject 🙂

  2. Guest Blogger

    Congratulations, Sanmitra, on being the very first participant! Do add in a link to this article, on your post.

  3. This would have to be the toughest thing to write about!! 🙂

  4. Guest Blogger

    Agnija, we believe our readers will rise to the challenge 🙂

  5. http://thetertiaryeye.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html

    Here it is. My entry for the contest. It a topic I can go on and on about. However, brevity is the order of the day for now. Thanks for giving this oppurtunity. I hope i have followed the rules of the contest, if not kindly let me know.

  6. hope you have received my note for contest,in which i tagged you

  7. is my entry received by you?

  8. Hi Vandana, strangely – not able to see your entry; maybe FB is acting up – sometimes it does that. Will check again. Could you maybe send us the link here if possible? Thanks.

  9. here is my link of my note for womens day contest,please reply if you are able to see my entryhttps://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=165321326921005

  10. aparna,have received my entry now,please reply

  11. Hi, I just posted my entry on my blog. The link is http://diyasthots.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html , I have not thought so much about myself anytime in the recent past, as I did during writing this post! I think it is a very good topic you have here, for we women, specially mothers, rarely get the time to pause and reflect upon ourselves! Thanks!

  12. Is there a word limit?

    • Dear Vidyut,

      Thanks for your entry – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?

  13. Guest Blogger

    @Moumita – no, we don’t have a word limit.

    • Dear Megha,

      Thanks for your entry – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?

  14. can any boy participate in this?

  15. hope u recived my entry for contest

    • Hi Deepika,

      Thanks for participating – but could you please post the link to your entry here as a comment? Otherwise we won’t be able to see it.

  16. vandana Db

    http://serendipity34.blogspot.in/2011/12/life-in-non-metro.html

    would appreciate if I get a confirmation, if my entry is accepted.
    Hope I have completed all the formalities.
    Cheers!
    -Vandy

  17. I’ve added my entry on Notes on FB tagging @womensweb. Hope you’ve reeived it.

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539930994&sk=notes#!/profile.php?sk=notes

  18. Hello!

    Wonderful I must say!
    Thank you for letting us ponder over this theme..It was much needed. And I really hope everyone’s going to like reading my thoughts!

    Here is my entry-
    http://priyankazneverland.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-i-me-myself.html

  19. CP

    Thank you, for giving us such a needful online shop link. This is already a women’s day gift from womensweb to so many women.

  20. Sutanuka Banerjee -

    Admin can you kindly confirm whether you have received my entry or not? it was tagged on 5th March

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?sk=notes

  21. Here is my entry for the contest:
    An All-Weather Celebration

    All the very best to everyone… and a very happy Women’s Day! 🙂

  22. Hip Grandma

    My entry for the contest is here-http://hiphopgmom.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html
    It was fun writing after a long gap. Best wishes to all contestants.

  23. Hip Grandma

    I am not able to link my post.

  24. Finally I can see my entry on the post. I was trying since yesterday, but it wasn’t working. Thank you for this opportunity to celebrate myself. Happy Womens’ Day!

    • Wow! Archana, looks like all your earlier comments were somehow filtered as spam – so sorry about that and thanks for your persistence and participation! All the best!

  25. Here is my entry :

    http://poorvishrivastav.blogspot.com/2012/03/celebrating-life-celebrating-myself.html

    A very happy women’s day to everyone ( pardon my wishing a day later due to timezone difference 🙂 )

    • Dear Poorvi,

      Thanks for your entry – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?

    • Done that 🙂 sorry for it.. completed and forgot to post here

    • Dear Privy Trifles,

      Thanks for your entry – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?

    • Thanks. But I did have a look at your entry and it looks like you have changed the code of the logo to point to this contest page? Please don’t do that. The logo should point to our sponsors Zivame – else they won’t be able to track your entry. Just add in a separate link to this contest page plus the original logo code. You don’t have to change anything in the logo code at all. You could check out other’s entries to help you out.

    • Me

      Oops…sorry rectified the same.

    • Thanks and all the best!

  26. Pooja Sharma Rao

    Here’s my post.Compliments women’s web and zivame for this fab contest.all the best ladies !!
    http://poojasharmarao.blogspot.in/2012/03/i-celebrate-myself.html

  27. Hi……i have written my note on facebook….Hope to participate in further contests

    • Thanks for participating Ramhya – but can you please leave a link to your entry here? Otherwise we won’t be able to view your entry.

  28. hi this is my entry

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=382061021818736

    plz let me know if u have recieved it !!!

    i m waiting!and thanks for this lovely opportunity on occasion of womens day!

    • Dear Ashita,

      Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. If you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook at your entry links & profile settings.

    • Thanks for your entry Rama! All the best.

      I am assuming that the below entry link posted here is also from you. We will not be counting that one.

  29. hello i have made my note public on facebook, just waiting for the confirmation so that i know it has reached u !thank u so much!!

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=382061021818736

  30. heres my attempt , which is nowhere even close to the amazing articles others have written but then again its my opinion…
    firefox is not leting me post it as a link

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=367235093298736

    pls let me know you can view it…
    ansha

    • Dear Ansha,

      Thanks for participating but no, we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. If you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.

    • i have changed the settings to public , maybe that was the problem, i hope you can see it now…

      ill repost the link

      http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&note_id=367235093298736

      thanks, and please verrify..

    • Yes Ansha – now we can see it! Thanks and all the best!

  31. Hi,

    Here’s my entry to the contest from my new space 🙂

    http://lifeslittletwists.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/celebrating-me/

    • Dear Falak,

      Thanks for your entry – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?

  32. Here’s my entry. Thanks for this wonderful opprtunity.

    • Hi Nidaa,

      Thanks for participating – but where is the link to your entry? Looks like you’ve missed it; please add it here

  33. Gauri Trivedi

    http://messyhomelovelykids.blogspot.com/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html

    Please find my entry to the “Celebrating Myself” contest. The title itself is very inspiring and I thank Women’s Web for coming up with it. It also gave me the opportunity to read the writings and thoughts of my wonderful fellow bloggers. Here’s to us !!

  34. http://www.nidaac.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html

    Thank you. Its great reading other bloggers’ take on this 🙂

  35. Madhumita Gupta -

    http://madhumita-asmallvoice.blogspot.in/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html

    Hi Archana!
    Here is my two-bits worth! Please do let me know whether I’ve successfully entered the competition. Can I paste it as my FB note too?
    Thanks
    Madhumita

    • Dear Madhumita,

      Thanks for participating – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?

    • Madhumita Gupta -

      Flummoxed about how to link through my blog. I’ve copied this as a FB note and tagged you. Am I in now?
      Madhumita

    • Madhumita,

      It’s quite simple actually – you just have to copy the contest announcement article’s link into the HTML section of your blog’s editor (it is mentioned in the contest announcement itself) – just like you would link to any other article on the web.

      But sure you can participate through Facebook too if you wish. But please leave the link to your Facebook Note here. Otherwise we cannot view your entry (even if you’ve tagged us).Thanks!

    • Madhumita Gupta -

      Thanks for telling me, I tried linking but it didn’t work -so here is the link to my FB note.

      https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/madhumita-gupta/celebrating-myself/10150647949536686

      Hope it works this time!
      Many thanks for your patience!
      Madhumita

    • Madhumita,

      I’m sorry but we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. For reference if you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.

    • Madhumita Gupta -

      Pasted the link on my blog and have checked FB too, opened it to public- is it working now?
      🙁

    • Hi Madhumita,

      I couldn’t find the link on your blog – but yes I can see your Facebook note now. So yes it’s working now and your in! All the best!

    • Madhumita Gupta -

      Link to FB note
      https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/madhumita-gupta/celebrating-myself/10150647949536686

      to my blog
      http://madhumita-asmallvoice.blogspot.in/

      Appreciate your patience a lot, are either of these okay this time?
      Many thanks

    • Madhumita Gupta -

      Thank you so much for your patience! Any prizes for number of tries?? 🙂 I should win hands down!
      So glad to be finally in!
      Best regards

  36. shazneen

    Please find my entry for the contest. Its nice to write on such a topic where it gives you to introspect about yourself.

    http://reflectionandperception.blogspot.com/2012/03/celebrating-myself.html

    Best Regards
    shazneen

  37. Sharanya Bharathwaj -

    I have written a note in my Facebook & tagged u . Link : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000578931250&sk=notes
    Please confirm my participation .
    Thanks
    Sharanya

  38. Hey! here the link to my note on Facebook! 😀

  39. Hey heres the link to my note on Facebook! Thanks!!

    • Dear Sanaa – not able to see your entry. Suspect this is because your note is not public (as we have told others writing on FB too). If a note is not shared as public, it is not accessible.

  40. shikha chaudhary -

    here is my entry as note on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=187909641322922

    • Hi Shikha,

      I’m sorry but we can’t view your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. For reference if you notice, Vandana’s entry on March 4th is also a FB note – but her link is working fine and we are able to read her entry. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.

  41. shikha chaudhary -

    i have changed my settings to public,hope u got my entry now,kindly check

  42. Hi! here is my entry: http://crispingcanary.blogspot.in/#!http://crispingcanary.blogspot.com/2012/03/love-me-for-me.html

    Thanks to Women’s Web for this wonderful opportunity to celebrate ourselves on International’s Women’s day! 🙂

    • Dear Poet Mamma,

      Thanks for participating – but although you have placed the contest logo at your page, it looks like you have missed adding in a link to this contest page as stated in the contest rules. Could you please add in the link in your entry?

    • I have added the link now. Can you confirm if this completes the criteria?

    • Thanks Poet Mamma. Yes it is fine now. All the best!

    • Hi,

      Thanks for participating – but there is no contest logo nor a link to the contest page in your entry post. Please have a relook at the contest rules; entries which do not have them will not be eligible for the contest. So request you to add both into your entry.

  43. I AM NOT ABLE TO FIND MY LINK.PLZ CONFIRM IF U HAVE RECEIVED MY ENTRY.I HAVE TAGGED U IN MY FACEBOOK NOTES.

    • Hi Deepika,

      I’m sorry but we do need the link to your entry; else we won’t be able to view your entry – even if you’ve tagged us on Facebook. The link would be the text appearing in your address bar when you are on the page where you have written your entry note on Facebook. Hope that helps.

    • Hi Fiza,

      Thanks for participating but I’m afraid we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. A few others have been facing the same problem and have successfully rectified it. So please do relook your entry link & profile settings.

    • thanku for informing… i have changed it can u pls chk it now

      http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&note_id=10150726573700622

  44. Sutanuka Banerjee -
  45. Hi Aparna,
    Loved writing today.
    Please find my note on the following URL and do confirm if you are able to see it. I have tagged Women’s web.

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=272527546157727

    Thanks and Regards,
    Shalini Nahata

    • Hi Shalini,

      Thanks for participating but I’m afraid we can’t see your entry. Your entry link is not working properly. When accessed it simply takes one to their own FB profile. Could you please check out what is wrong in your link? Also please verify if the settings for viewing your notes are open to public and not closed. A few others have been facing the same problem and have successfully rectified it. So please do relook your entry links & profile settings.

    • Thanks a lot. I have made Privacy settings as ‘Public”. Please once again try accessing the URL and confirm.
      https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=272527546157727

      Apologize for the inconvenience.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Shalini Nahata

    • Yes we can see it now Shalini. All the best!

    • Hi Prabhavathi,

      Thanks for participating but sorry your link is not working properly. It is showing a page not found error. Please check.

  46. Paromita Bardoloi
    Paromita Bardoloi -

    Kindly find my contribution here.

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150725581191944

    Regards,
    Paromita

  47. my entry for contest.you can find it on my facebook note.
    here is the link
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003605446931&sk=notes

  48. My entry. Pls confirm if the tag is reflecting on your page coz I am unable to view it. Thanks!

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/shambhavi-pai/cheers-to-that/10151427920880495

    • Guest Blogger

      Hi Shambhavi – not able to see your entry. Suspect this is because your note is not public (as we have told others writing on FB too). If a note is not shared as public, it is not accessible.

  49. Anindita Mishra -

    Hi Admin,

    My contest entry can be found here:
    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=3271544544224

    Please confirm whether you have received it.

    Thanks

    • Guest Blogger

      Dear Anindita – not able to see your entry. Suspect this is because your note is not public (as we have told others writing on FB too). If a note is not shared as public, it is not accessible.

  50. Sorry ladies, I’m a little late, but technically still on 15th March (GMT) 🙂 I hope you will still be kind enough to accept my entry!

  51. Oops, just realised that link didnt work (thanks to a comment from Shail). This is the correct link: http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/a-guilt-free-life/

    • Guest Blogger

      Dear Writerzblock, while we totally appreciate your entry, it wouldn’t be fair to anyone else who may have decided not to write since she was beyond the contest deadline, if we were to accept yours. We’re still going to put it in the list of entries, as far as vouchers go :), but we won’t be able to put it in the shortlist for top 6 prizes. Hope you understand! Also, could you add in a link to this contest page? Thanks!

    • I understand Aparna, I should have done it earlier!! But Thanks anyway 🙂

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    A women is a resource of strength,both emotional and physical.if we look at the history of our country,we come across many examples of the bravery women have shown at the time of crisies.perhaps as an individual she might not be able to chieve much.but when thousands of women join hands and work towards a common cause,they accomplish a lot.this is …
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  53. Guest Blogger

    Hi Deepika, Sorry, that one is incomplete, and we will need the original link.

  54. Congrats to all the participants. Each one is really inspiring. Today’s women has acheived everything on the earth. She is beautiful, caring, Successful, Loveable and deserves the best from the world. And I am proud be a woman. Hats off to each women on the earth (Earth is a symbol in itself for women)

  55. Hi! When are the results out? 🙂

  56. Strangely I lost the mail with my complimentary prize.. and recently discovered it in my spam – after almost a year! Lost a great opportunity to discover Zivame 🙂

  57. May i please know if the same process is going to implement for 2013 as well? Please let me know how can i contribute to Women’s web….Thanks!

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